The following tables are a summary of department HR metrics. The interactive data can be found in the Data Drilldown cube under Workforce Data on the State Services Commission website.

Link to 2019 Fact sheet summary (303KB, PDF).

FTE employees by department
  2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Crown Law Office 148 152 169 175 179 176
Department of Conservation 1,952 1,942 1,928 1,993 2,124 2,283
Department of Corrections 7,555 7,571 7,570 8,555 8,990 9,452
Department of Internal Affairs 1,982 2,030 1,985 2,066 2,095 2,226
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet 141 154 224 213 247 253
Education Review Office 208 206 201 199 198 187
Government Communications Security Bureau 316 301 353 391 432 476
Inland Revenue Department 5,641 5,681 5,662 5,401 5,135 4,888
Land Information New Zealand 469 487 552 576 602 689
Ministry for Culture and Heritage 105 101 98 108 114 138
Ministry for Pacific Peoples 35 34 37 37 40 49
Ministry for Primary Industries 2,176 2,277 2,413 2,455 2,625 3,030
Ministry for the Environment 300 302 329 349 359 372
Ministry for Women 23 24 22 24 33 23
Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment 2,806 2,822 3,124 3,366 3,629 4,142
Ministry of Defence 61 60 93 116 123 145
Ministry of Education 2,664 2,517 2,607 2,632 2,904 3,253
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade 798 821 855 867 905 1,039
Ministry of Health 1,131 1,120 1,095 1,056 1,085 1,163
Ministry of Housing and Urban Development           244
Ministry of Justice 3,540 3,383 3,327 3,388 3,780 3,454
Ministry of Māori Development 287 267 283 301 307 314
Ministry of Social Development 9,931 10,078 10,214 6,799 6,567 6,912
Ministry of Transport 149 134 123 120 152 161
New Zealand Customs Service 1,070 1,067 1,077 1,165 1,230 1,257
New Zealand Security Intelligence Service         326 328
Oranga Tamariki-Ministry for Children       3,310 3,870 4,048
Pike River Recovery Agency         13 24
Serious Fraud Office 45 44 47 50 45 47
Social Investment Agency         17 33
State Services Commission 110 114 112 115 128 138
Statistics New Zealand 864 848 891 921 960 1,008
Te Arawhiti: Māori Crown Relations           138
The Treasury 426 456 480 482 489 513
Public Service(1) 45,280 45,348 45,895 47,252 49,730 52,628

(1) The Public Service total includes chief executives who are not part of the departmental figures. These figures include staff who are seconded out to another agency, and excludes staff seconded in from another agency.

 

Department diversity information – 30 June 2019
  % European % Maori % Pacific % Asian Average age % Fixed term % Women % Women in snr mgt(1)
Crown Law Office 70.1% 8.2% 2.2% 7.6% 38.4 10.3% 68.5% 45.0%
Department of Conservation 70.5% 13.2% 1.2% 3.2% 45.1 21.1% 48.1% 36.8%
Department of Corrections 71.0% 21.3% 11.8% 8.6% 46.4 2.5% 47.9% 41.8%
Department of Internal Affairs 73.8% 10.8% 10.4% 11.2% 42.7 21.1% 62.3% 56.4%
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet 90.0% 7.7% 2.7% 3.6% 44.5 21.6% 65.2% 57.6%
Education Review Office 66.0% 21.5% 5.8% 4.7% 55.5 4.1% 78.2% 62.5%
Government Communications Security Bureau 67.8% 7.2% 2.3% 5.4% 43.6 1.0% 36.2% 52.0%
Inland Revenue Department 64.3% 12.3% 8.2% 16.0% 44.6 12.6% 64.5% 42.4%
Land Information New Zealand 69.4% 9.2% 3.2% 6.2% 43.8 5.7% 54.7% 53.7%
Ministry for Culture and Heritage 84.1% 12.4% 3.4% 6.2% 43.0 25.5% 65.5% 50.0%
Ministry for Pacific Peoples 10.0% 10.0% 88.0% 4.0% 40.4 12.0% 66.0% 66.7%
Ministry for Primary Industries 70.2% 5.7% 3.1% 10.7% 43.8 11.8% 53.3% 34.0%
Ministry for the Environment 72.3% 5.9% 1.4% 4.5% 39.8 9.6% 64.5% 57.9%
Ministry for Women 61.5% 19.2% 3.8% 15.4% 44.1 11.5% 80.8% 100.0%
Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment 49.8% 6.5% 7.7% 16.4% 41.2 6.6% 61.1% 47.2%
Ministry of Defence 64.6% 5.6% 2.8% 10.4% 43.7 12.9% 53.1% 38.9%
Ministry of Education 73.5% 12.8% 3.7% 8.3% 46.5 9.1% 75.7% 58.9%
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade 75.7% 11.5% 5.1% 8.1% 42.7 9.9% 58.2% 44.8%
Ministry of Health 83.2% 7.6% 4.6% 13.5% 45.3 10.5% 68.4% 61.2%
Ministry of Housing and Urban Development 61.1% 22.2% 5.6% 11.1% 40.3 24.4% 54.8% 52.6%
Ministry of Justice 68.5% 12.9% 9.7% 12.9% 42.8 7.4% 68.8% 51.5%
Ministry of Māori Development 26.6% 74.3% 7.2% 3.4% 47.1 16.0% 65.8% 72.4%
Ministry of Social Development 61.1% 23.5% 16.3% 14.0% 44.0 4.3% 70.4% 51.6%
Ministry of Transport 85.9% 3.7% 0.0% 9.2% 41.5 5.5% 50.3% 47.8%
New Zealand Customs Service 70.7% 9.9% 10.2% 15.4% 44.6 1.1% 47.9% 29.4%
NZ Security Intelligence Service 71.2% 5.1% 2.8% 5.7% 41.3 2.7% 46.7% 31.3%
Oranga Tamariki 63.6% 26.5% 15.1% 8.5% 45.8 5.6% 75.4% 62.9%
Pike River Recovery Agency 84.6% 3.8% 0.0% 0.0% 52.4 100.0% 23.1% 50.0%
Serious Fraud Office 78.0% 2.0% 4.0% 10.0% 43.2 6.0% 48.0% 33.3%
Social Investment Agency 85.2% 14.8% 3.7% 7.4% 43.8 5.9% 44.1% 38.5%
State Services Commission 88.8% 10.4% 3.7% 5.2% 45.3 11.3% 64.1% 50.0%
Statistics New Zealand 74.9% 4.4% 4.2% 19.6% 44.8 12.0% 55.4% 47.6%
Te Arawhiti: Māori Crown Relations 77.5% 18.3% 1.4% 2.8% 42.3 8.5% 60.6% 66.7%
The Treasury 81.5% 6.2% 1.4% 11.6% 40.6 6.4% 48.6% 30.4%
Public Service(2) 67.3% 15.5% 9.2% 11.1% 44.4 8.3% 61.1% 49.6%

(1) Senior management figures for individual departments include tier 2 and 3 senior managers only.

(2) The Public Service total includes chief executives who are not part of the departmental figures.

 

HR metrics by department – 30 June 2019
  Ave. leave balance (# of days) % Staff with AL balance > 5 Weeks Average Tenure (years)(1) Average Sick/Dom Leave taken (days)(1) Unplanned Turnover(1) Average Salary ($) (2) Gender pay gap(2)
Crown Law Office 14 16% 5.7 6 16.6% $102,000 25.3%
Department of Conservation 13 12% 10.0 6 9.4% $74,500 2.6%
Department of Corrections 22 41% 8.3 7 9.4% $71,000 1.1%
Department of Internal Affairs 13 9% 6.6 7 13.9% $85,600 14.3%
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet 13 13% 5.4 5 19.0% $111,000 7.6%
Education Review Office 14 14% 8.5 8 15.3% $93,600 14.1%
Government Communications Security Bureau 17 22% 6.6 7 12.0% $96,400 5.4%
Inland Revenue Department 16 20% 14.5 10 9.0% $77,200 18.6%
Land Information New Zealand 13 16% 8.2 7 10.9% $96,200 10.1%
Ministry for Culture and Heritage 10 9% 5.9 5 10.2% $93,500 9.4%
Ministry for Pacific Peoples 13 7% 4.1 3 19.5% $92,500 -
Ministry for Primary Industries 15 17% 8.8 7 9.1% $90,200 10.2%
Ministry for the Environment 13 12% 3.8 4 25.8% $105,800 8.2%
Ministry for Women 8 4% 3.3 8 51.0% $102,700 -
Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment 13 14% 5.6 7 15.3% $85,600 15.6%
Ministry of Defence 13 12% 3.4 5 16.9% $134,100 32.8%
Ministry of Education 12 11% 6.7 5 14.3% $88,800 21.0%
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade 16 21% 8.8 4 7.0% $118,300 14.3%
Ministry of Health 13 13% 7.4 7 16.4% $100,400 11.3%
Ministry of Housing & Urban Development(3) 10 5% 3.9 3 - $116,700 10.7%
Ministry of Justice 11 7% 7.5 8 17.9% $68,800 12.4%
Ministry of Māori Development 13 10% 8.6 8 15.0% $99,400 9.6%
Ministry of Social Development 14 15% 11.1 12 9.2% $71,600 13.1%
Ministry of Transport 10 15% 4.7 4 19.7% $113,500 5.9%
New Zealand Customs Service 15 15% 12.3 9 7.7% $77,100 13.9%
NZ Security Intelligence Service 12 10% 5.2 6 12.3% $89,700 11.1%
Oranga Tamariki(4) 18 30% 8.3 9 11.9% $78,700 -2.2%
Pike River Recovery Agency(5) - - - - - $136,300 -
Serious Fraud Office 5 0% 1.8 6 15.6% $115,700 11.7%
Social Investment Agency 7 7% 1.3 3 10.5% $158,100 -
State Services Commission 9 4% 3.8 5 15.1% $136,000 14.4%
Statistics New Zealand 13 12% 9.4 7 17.1% $79,700 13.6%
Te Arawhiti: Māori Crown Relations(3)(4) 10 6% 5.4 5 - $96,900 10.5%
The Treasury 12 12% 5.3 4 18.8% $118,300 18.9%
Public Service(6) 15 20% 8.8 8 11.8% $81,300 10.5%

(1) Refers to permanent staff (excluding fixed term staff)

(2) Chief executives are excluded from average salaries for individual departments but not from the overall Public Service average. Agencies with small numbers of employees have not had their gender pay gaps reported due to the impact this may have on confidentiality or data quality. This follows guidance from Stats NZ on measuring organisational gender pay gaps. More information on analysing the gender pay gap within organisations can be found on the Ministry for Women website, including how it manages its own pay gap as a small agency

(3) No Unplanned turnover figure for Ministry of Housing & Urban Development and Te Arawhiti: Māori Crown Relations as it has only one year of data

(4) For the recently established agencies: Oranga Tamariki-Ministry for Children (April 2017); Ministry of Housing and Urban Development (Oct 2018); and Te Arawhiti: Māori Crown Relations (Dec 2018) – a large number of their staff had been transferred from the source agencies. These interdepartmental staff transfers mean that information on start date, and annual and sick leave balances, are carried over from their previous agencies to their current agencies.

(5) Pike River Recovery Agency employees are on fixed-term contracts therefore data for average tenure, turnover and sick/domestic leave does not apply.

(6) The Public Service total includes chief executives who are not included in the departmental figures.

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